Fate was briefly on the side of the New York Giants.
But the Carolina Panthers had Cam Newton ... and karma.
Bolstering his case for NFL most-valuable-player honors, Newton threw five touchdown passes and directed the winning field-goal drive inside of two minutes Sunday as the Panthers held on to beat the Giants, 38-35, and avoid an epic upset.
The Panthers are 14-0 and two victories from matching the 2007 New England Patriots as the only teams to win all 16 regular-season games. Those Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Giants, so they finished 18-1, meaning the 1972 Miami Dolphins are the only modern-era team to go undefeated for a season. A regular season was 14...